Merrill Mayor proclaims Nov. 17, 2021, Transit Day
At the Nov. 9 City Council meeting, Merrill Mayor Derek Woellner proclaimed Nov. 17, 2021, the 100-year anniversary of motor buses in Merrill, as Transit Day. Woellner’s proclamation provides all the details:
WHEREAS, 100 years ago, on Nov. 17, 1921 the Wisconsin Valley Electric Company placed into service in the City of Merrill, Wisconsin three motor buses, replacing the previously operated electric street cars; and,
WHEREAS, since their introduction 100 years ago, street cars, their successor equipment and the Merrill Transit System have been an integral part of Merrill’s businesses, infrastructure, and a great enhancement to the quality of life here; and,
WHEREAS, the City of Merrill Transit System, also known as the Merrill Go Round, in its past and present form has provided thousands of rides to the City of Merrill and its visitors, improving life quality, affecting mobility and independence of its citizens;
WHEREAS, the City of Merrill transit system has survived numerous hardships from equipment failure, natural causes and fire, but has survived and thrived continuing to provide dependable and proficient service to our citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City of Merrill and its citizens congratulate and commend the City of Merrill Transit Commission, its employees, and users on a job well done, with best wishes for continued success;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Derek Woellner, Mayor of the City of Merrill, do hereby proclaim Nov. 17, 2021, in the City of Merrill as Transit Day.